Opossum Removal Services In Southern California Since 1994
Opossum Control in LA, Orange Co. & San Diego
Why Do I Have Opossums?
Opossums are large marsupials that are native to rural areas around southern California but have been displaced from their natural habitats. With urban development spreading to rural areas, opossums have been forced to acclimate and live near humans. Opossums are a common sight near outdoor food and water sources available to them. Fruit trees, vegetable gardens, garbage, pet food, ponds and lawn pests are all known to drawn opossums to homes in southern California. Opossums come in many different sizes and can be as large as a house cat or as small as a mouse. They are known for having long, rodent-like tails with furry bodies and a pointed snout with sharp teeth. Opossums are nocturnal and prefer dark, secure areas such as under homes, decks, sheds and garbage can areas. Opossums are very unsightly creatures and can be almost shocking to people stumbling across them late at night. When threatened, an opossum will bare its teeth and hiss or play dead. Opossums have an incredible tolerance for pain and can fool you into thinking they’ve died by “playing possum” despite suffering major injury. Opossums are vectors for disease and should be trapped only by professionals.
To prevent opossums from becoming interested in your property, eliminate sources of food and water. Bring outdoor pet food inside at night and make sure garbage can lids are secure after disposing of trash. Ponds, fruit trees and gardens should be kept clean and free of fallen fruit and vegetables.
Opossums Are Destructive
Trash cans, lawn pests, pet food, vegetables, fruit, pet chickens and other fowl all make great sources of food for opossums. After finding a source of food, opossums look for places to construct their dens. A female opossum is preparing to give birth and has selected your attic, crawl space or wall as her new home. Opossum nesting is highly destructive! Insulation materials are typically shredded to make a nest, followed by the mother opossum urinating and deficating within the space to mark her territory. The longer the opossum stays in the attic, the more damage is done - sometimes costing the property owner thousands of dollars in cleanup and repairs! It is essential that businesses, home owners and property management companies seek professional help to remove their opossums as soon as possible.
Opossum Removal & Exclusion
Griffin Pest Management offers removal, trapping and exclusion work to prevent opossums from returning. We also offer clean up services and repair work, if opossums have caused damage to your home or business. For the best results, we recommend beginning a preventative maintenance program to prevent opossums from returning. We offer bi-monthly and quarterly services, as well as one-time services. For more information about opossum removal, please call us today.
TAP Insulation Replacement
After the opossums have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic urine and feces. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation and replace it with TAP pest control insulation. TAP Insulation stands for Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control insulation. TAP is a natural fiber insulation treated with Boric acid to produce fire-retardant, thermally superior, sound deadening insulation with permanent pest control properties. TAP is acceptable for use around humans and pets but deadly to ants, cockroaches, millipedes, silverfish, spiders, termites and many other pests. This product keeps heat in during the winter, cool in the summer, while also protecting your home from pests.
Quick Facts About Opossums
Opossums are nocturnal creatures that feed on plants, small animals, rodents and reptiles. They will congregate in groups, near sources of food and water. When cornered or threatened, a possum will bare its teeth, hiss or play dead. Opossums have an incredible tolerance for pain and despite suffering major wounds, can play dead to fool predators into thinking they’ve died from their injuries.
Opossums prefer dark areas, secure from other animals or predators. They often take up residence behind garbage cans, under decks, in garages or sheds, and attics. As long as they have a source of food and water nearby, they will stay and breed.
Opossums can create a large mess on your property by digging through garbage, soil or compost piles. Sometimes, they will use the insulation in your attic to make a nest and will urinate in that spot to mark their territory. They have also been known to eat pet food and small birds like chickens. Opossums can also spread fleas. The longer they go untreated, the more possums you will have to remove later.
Opossums carry disease and other pests like fleas and bed bugs, so it is important to let a professional trap and remove them. Griffin Pest Management offers removal, trapping and exclusion work to prevent opossums from returning. We also offer clean up services and repair work, if opossums have caused damage to your home or business. For the best results, we recommend beginning a preventative maintenance program to prevent opossums from returning. We offer bi-monthly and quarterly services, as well as one-time services. For more information about opossum removal, please call us today.
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Opossum Removal Testimonials
Griffin Pest Management has done my pest control going on 10 years. The are prompt, reliable, knowledgable, and extremely courteous. I'm very impressed with their service, don't have critters running around my yard, and would highly recommend them for anyone's pest control needs!
- Geri N.
I am very pleased and happy with the great work done by the Griffin technician. He is very polite and does a great job in keeping bugs & critters away from my home.
- Ruth S.
Mike Watts is the BEST! He gives you a fair quote, doesn't oversell or want to gouge your eyes out or take everything in your bank account. He is honest, reasonable and fair. They did a great job on the fumigation of termites at my parent's rental property. I suddenly was seeing what looked like ANTS with Wings. I found out they could be termites. I will be using them at my house in the OC, for termites, insulation and rodent / raccoon fecal matter remediation in the attic. For PEST CONTROL - this is the GOTO COMPANY!
- Hashanah K.
Great company, great employees. Joe Wilburn arrives at the scheduled time and does a great and thorough job. A lot of opossums, raccoons, and other such critters like to run through my back yard. That results in a flea infestation that the Griffin rep takes care of in his every other month treatment. Recommend Griffin if you are having flea/spider or other insect problem.
- Fred T.
Great service. Brittany was courteous and helpful when we called. She set up an appointment and the Joe was there on time. He did a great job helping us with critter issues. Great job. Thanks to Brittany and Joe.
- Arthur B.